Kate Bush

Kate Bush Reclaims Top Spot on U.K. Chart With ‘Running Up That Hill’

Click here to read the full article. Kate Bush hasn’t finished her phenomenal chart run in the U.K. The iconic English singer’s “Running Up That Hill” (Fish People) crosses the finish line in first place for a second consecutive week, thanks in part to its sync in season four of Netflix’s Stranger Things. “Running Up That Hill” racks up 79,000 chart units during the latest cycle, including 8.7 million streams, to retain the crown. Bush’s 1985 release took 37 years to reach the summit of the Official U.K. Singles Chart, a feat that wiped out several records. Its creator made a rare...
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Kate Bush loves that Stranger Things is introducing the youth to her music

Thanks to the popularity of Stranger Things’ music-heavy fourth season and social media, Kate Bush’s “Running Up That Hill” has climbed up to the very top of music charts around the world 37 years after the song initially released. A number of Bush’s longtime (and generally older) fans have felt a type of way about younger people discovering her music for themselves by way of a sci-fi love letter to the ’80s. But Bush — herself a longtime Stranger Things fan — sees the sudden resurgence of interest in “Running Up That Hill” as an exciting and touching testament to the power of art.

The Wombats – “Running Up That Hill” (Kate Bush Cover)

Earlier in the year, British indie-rockers the Wombats released their fifth studio album, Fix Yourself, Not The World. Next month, they’ll tour the UK, play Lollapalooza in Chicago, circle back to the UK, and end the year with a few shows in Australia. Now, the Wombats have participated in triple j’s “Like A Version” series, opting to cover everyone’s favorite throwback song of the summer: Kate Bush’s “Running Up That Hill.”

Kate Bush 'shocked' by Running Up That Hill's success through Stranger Things

Kate Bush said this morning (23 June) that the success her song “Running Up That Hill” encountered thanks to Stranger Things was “quite exciting and shocking”.The British singer explained: “it’s just extraordinary, it’s such a great series I thought the track would get some attention, but I never imagined it would be anything like this.”The Eighties anthem experienced a resurgence of interest after it was featured in a pivotal scene from the new season of Netflix’s Stranger Things, and has topped the charts 37 years after its initial release in 1985.Click here to sign up for our newsletters.

Has Kate Bush ever played Glastonbury?

Glastonbury is back this weekend after a three-year hiatus. But the music festival isn’t the only thing making a comeback.This year’s festival coincides with a resurgence in popularity for Eighties artist Kate Bush, whose single “Running Up That Hill” broke records to top the UK charts 37 years after its release.The 1985 song found a new audience after it was featured prominently in the latest season of Netflix’s hit series Stranger Things, released on 27 May.The singer’s renaissance has Glastonbury attendees wishing for a Bush cameo, perhaps as one of the secret sets, and they’re now wondering if she...

Kate Bush says the 'world has gone mad' over Stranger Things song

Singer Kate Bush has said her sudden popularity with a new audience after her recent Stranger Things-inspired chart success has been "very special". Running Up That Hill went to number one on Friday after being featured heavily in Netflix's sci-fi drama series. "It's just extraordinary," she told BBC Radio 4's...

'The Whole World’s Gone Mad' for Kate Bush

Since the first volume of Stranger Things’ fourth season dropped in May, Kate Bush’s “Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God)” has been running up the charts. It’s been four decades since the track was released, but Bush is still showing the pop girlies how it’s done.
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Kate Bush on storming the charts with ‘Stranger Things’

Kate Bush claims ‘the world has gone mad’ after Stranger Things put her back to the top of the charts. The elusive singer discussed the use of her track ‘Running Up That Hill’ on the Netflix sci-fi series in a rare UK interview. Originally released in...

Kate Bush Gives Rare Interview After ‘Stranger Things’ Helps Put Her Hit Back Back On The Charts

“It’s just extraordinary,” Kate Bush said about the unexpected success of her song, “Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God),” during a rare interview on Wednesday. First released in 1985, the song has now reached the top of the UK Singles Chart, thanks to its inclusion in a pivotal scene in Stranger Things 4. “I mean, you know, it’s such a great series,” Kate said to Emma Barnett on BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour. “I thought the track would get some attention, but I just never imagined that it would be anything like this.”

Stranger Things: Kate Bush "Never Imagined" How Much Attention Season 4 Would Bring Her Music

As if Stranger Things itself isn't a popular enough phenomenon, virtually all elements of each episode ultimately earn a bump in popularity, including the musical choices from creators Matt and Ross Duffer. In Season 4, Kate Bush's "Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God)" is featured in a way not only to help establish the tone of the '80s, but also comes with narrative significance, resulting in the track topping a number of charts more than 30 years after its debut. The artist recently reflected on the surge in popularity in recent weeks and the shock of how much attention she and her music has earned.